I have been thinking about a basic 1911 for some time now. And i like the Rock Island Armory version. But I have been able to resist the temptation for some time. Even so I have followed the 1911 forum because you never know when you might learn something new. From time to time I would see a positive comment on the gun and the temptation would grow. Still I resisted. Then recently a GT'er started a thread on the RIA and in came the comments. Good basic gun. Nice first 1911. I love mine...blah , blah, blah. TROUBLEMAKERS ! I found one that was unfired in the box with Pachmar(spelling) grips for four hundred bucks. And I bought it. Now I kinda like a few other 1911's but I'm not saying which. I'm afraid you guys will talk them up and i'll have to sell my first born. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!